CIPR announces two new Chartered Public Relations Practitioners

Amy Cope MCIPR and Eva Maclaine FCIPR have been announced by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) as the latest ‘Chartered Public Relations Practitioners’.

‘Chartered Public Relations Practitioner’ accreditation, the highest level of professionalism in public relations practice, was awarded to Amy and Eva after completing a rigorous assessment of their leadership, strategy, learning and innovation in communications; a comprehensive original piece of work; and a candidate interview, which together showcased their commitment to continuous learning and development.

Amy Cope is a Senior Communications Manager at the Food Standards Agency, leading on various areas of media relations work within the FSA’s press office. Amy’s original piece of work discussed propriety issues for government press officers.

Eva Maclaine sits on CIPR Council and the Professional Practices Committee, is a Fellow and also chair of CIPR International. She is principal of Maclaine Communications which specialises in strategic PR and reputation management programmes, with particular emphasis on strategy development, international communications and stakeholder engagement. Eva’s original piece of work was submitted on international communications, titled "Don't shout please; I'm not deaf just foreign - Lessons from working internationally.”

Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO
The commitment from Amy and Eva throughout the Chartered Practitioner process has been hugely appreciated and the CIPR will continue to benefit from the ability to identify these candidates as genuine roles model for our evolving profession. Chartered Practitioner status sets the bar for future generations of public relations leaders, and is the highest level of award for the CIPR and the public relations profession. This status delivers parity with other business disciplines, and supports our Royal Charter obligation to promote, for the public benefit, high levels of skill, knowledge, competence, standards of practice and professional conduct.
Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).